The mother of a British teenager missing in Mallorca has spoken of her plight as the police continue their search.
14-year-old Taya O’Loughlin is said to have disappeared in front of her secondary school in Palma at around 8 a.m. on Tuesday.
She was last seen in a white backpack with flowers – and disappeared at the same time with a Spanish friend.
Mother Danielle Kennedy sounded the alarm at 3 p.m. on the same day when the police started a huge manhunt on the Balearic island.
But Taya has to be found two days later – and leaves her family in fear.
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Mrs. Kennedy, an ex-godmother, said The sun : “I have no idea where she is and that’s just not like her – she’s gone.
“I really have no idea where she could be and this is a terrible time.”
Taya is said to have disappeared outside of Ramon Llull, a school on Avenida Portugal.
She was reportedly seen with a local girl who lives in a children’s home.
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Ms. Kennedy added: “I know who the Spanish girl is, but I cannot give any information.
“This is a very busy time for the family.”
A police unit responsible for the safety of women and children has been tasked with the search Diario de Mallorca.
Taya, who was described as about 5 feet 8 inches tall, was last seen wearing black pants, white and black sneakers, and a gray top.
The police in Mallorca have not yet commented on the search.
Der Spiegel has reached out to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for comment.
Palma, the island’s capital, is known for being popular with ex-pats and UK vacationers.